Dawn grew up in Seoul, Korea until moving to Toronto when she was 15 years old. In 2009, she started to attend a local meditation group in Toronto and she slowly started to discover her motivation to live with less struggle. With the help of her teacher, Paul Baranowski, and Luminous Ground members, she has been practicing meditation to be a little more gentle and open to her experience on a daily basis. Generally, she spends most of her time off from work in meditation retreats to develop attention and awareness.

Dawn is a civil engineer and currently working for the City of Hamilton to manage City infrastructures.